Daily Bible Reading “Righteousness” (Proverbs 12:5-11)


Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 12:5-11. In this Scripture, we are told that the thoughts of the righteous are true: but the guidance of the wicked is deceptive.

The words of the wicked wait for blood: but the speech of the upright delivers them.

The wicked are overthrown, and perish: but the house of the righteous will stand.

You cannot trust someone who is wicked. They will lie, cheat, steal, and who knows what else.

A person will be praised according to their wisdom: but those who have a stubborn heart will be despised.

Those who are despised, and have a servant, are better than those who honor themselves, and are hungry.

A righteous person takes good care of his animals: but the wicked are cruel to both animals and other people.

Those who work their land will not go hungry. They will be satisfied with good food from their land.

Those who follow vain people lack understanding. We need to be careful who we take advice from. Not everybody has our best interest at heart. Some people are out to get what they can from you. They are selfish and uncaring. All they care about are themselves.

Our prayer should be, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 12:5-11

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.


Things to think about:

  • Would you rather take advice from a righteous person or a wicked person? Why?
  • What is the difference in the way a righteous person and a wicked person treat their animals or other people?
  • What is the benefit of working the land?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture and compare the life of the righteous with that of the wicked we see that the righteous have Your blessings on them. The righteous make wise decisions. The wicked are foolish. Help us to be righteous and wise. Help us to walk in Your ways. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

– Proverbs 12:5


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